Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 9:08 AM (in response to nomi_uk)
I am having the same problem ''Could not activate iphone.'' "Your iphone could be activated because the activation server is temporarly unavailable. Try connecting your iphone to itunes to activate it, or try again a couple of minites".
I tried this activating many times but sadly could not succeeded.
You have been eliminated the problem? How?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2011 10:10 AM (in response to ianfromlurgan)
I agree, spent an hour and a half on the phone being passed from one "techie" to another all of whom did not seem to care about my problem.
Same as you GOODBYE iPhone Hello Android
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2011 10:10 AM (in response to denesfromcluj-napoca)
It's happening to me too .. ugh
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 12:00 PM (in response to macca17)
I have the 32gB 3Gs which was repaired and jailbroke. I like the OS5 on my iphone4 so decided to upgrade my 3GS. Now it's not activating. Tried rebooting, Dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's. Att replaced sim card. Apple requires $30 for phone support! Guess I'll have to trash this iphone as nothing seems to work.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 8:57 PM (in response to macca17)
Just serach following string on google and watch the very first result carefully.
How to: Fix 5.0 "Searching" or "No Service" 6.15.00 baseband after update! STEP BY STEP
I was also stuck on "could not activate iphone" problem but solved it using mehod shown in respective google result and now i'm having smooth running ios 5.0.1
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 11:25 PM (in response to macca17)
Ok, but is that solution working for iOS 5.0.1? Because my iPhone stuck at the activation step on iOS 5.0.1.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 7:15 AM (in response to denesfromcluj-napoca)
im having the same exact issue on my iphone 4...... anyone have the answer?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 10:35 PM (in response to Dagaloni)
Yes... this works for those who stucks at 5.0.1. You just need to follow the steps of the video of result and downgread your ios from 5.0.1 to 5.0. Thats it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2011 12:22 AM (in response to macca17)
Ok, but I can't downgrade to iOS 5.0 because iTunes is giving me this error: This Device Isn't Eligible For The Request Build. Maybe thats because I have an iPad baseband, but I have also tried to restore with an custom iPad baseband ipsw. But iTunes was giving me the same error. Somebody know how to fix that?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2011 8:57 PM (in response to macca17)
HEY I LIVE IN CHINA AND EXPERIENCING THE SAME PROBELM. it wont activate my phone and it said to try later. ive tried restarting computer and my iphone. the screen says "connect to itunes" and i did, but itunes cannot activate it!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2011 10:21 PM (in response to macca17)
Finally I'm able to get it back..after downgrading it to software 4.1
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2011 6:24 AM (in response to khushalm)
Could you please post the steps you followed and also how did you downgreate it to 4.1 iOS.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 5:54 AM (in response to deepak1uw)
Thanks fo it..
My phone is working now..
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2011 12:10 AM (in response to macca17)
hey guys if you guys R having problems wit activating the iPhone 5.0.1 downgrade it to somewhere 4.1 or 4.3.3 or 4.2.1 or any kind of firmware that is below 5.0 lots of people are having trouble with this a lot
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2011 4:36 AM (in response to deepak1uw)
Hey deepak great advice. I have been trying to solve this all day and your google search did the trick.
This is the link needed to turn your iPhone 3Gs from a "brick" into a working phone once again:
You will be given instructions to download 2 files. The following link is for a file I had real problems with as it wanted to download as a .zip file. You dont want that to happen so when the "save as " box pops up just select all files and add the file extension .ipsw to the end of the file name.
Oh and thanks to ian559fresno on youtube for his video.
To think I wasted a whole day on this just because I thought it would be cool to have iCloud on my phone!